Citizenship and Immigration Canada has created special rules to allow the spouses or common-law partners of temporary residents to work in Canada. In most cases, the spouses or common-law partners of temporary workers or students in Canada may obtain an “open” work permit. This work permit will allow your significant other to work for any employer in any position, with few restrictions.
For your spouse to apply for a work permit without an LMOor job offer, you must meet the following conditions:
If you meet these two requirements, your spouse may apply for a work permit that is “open” and that will allow her or him to accept any job with any employer. Your spouse’s permit will be valid for the same period as your authorization to work in Canada.
Your spouse or common-law partner may apply for a work permit if
If the above criteria are met, your spouse may be granted an “open” work permit that is valid to the expiry of your study permit or his/her passport, whichever comes first.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
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